|No. 31 Green Bay Packers|
|Date of birth:||July 10, 1989|
|Place of birth:||Van Nuys, California|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school:||Palmdale (CA)|
|College:||New Mexico State|
|NFL Draft:||2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 131|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2016|
Davon Thomas House (born July 10, 1989) is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at New Mexico State and was drafted by the Packers in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. House has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
High school career
House attended Palmdale High School in Palmdale, California. Though he did not play football until his junior year in high school, he was part of a Palmdale Falcons team that went 9-2 and won the fifth Golden League Championship. He was also an All-Golden League selection in baseball and track & field. Following this season, House was selected to play in the Next Level All-Star Game and was rated as the Most Valuable Player. However, he was unrecognized by any recruiting service. House was also an All-Golden League selection in baseball and track & field.
House went on to play football for the New Mexico State Aggies where he ranks sixth in school history for interceptions with 11.
House appeared in all thirteen games as true freshman. He led the Aggies with four interceptions, and broke the school record for interception return yards in a game, a record that had stood since 1981. In his second career start, House tied an NCAA record with a 100-yard interception returned for a touchdown against Idaho. He finished the season with 37 tackles, 21 solo, eight pass break-ups, two tackles-for-a-loss, four interceptions with 171 return yards, 94 kickoff return yards and 283 all-purpose yards.
House had a breakout year in 2009, starting all thirteen games at defensive back. During a game against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, House recovered a fumble and returned it 38 yards for the only score of the game. Later in 2009, against The University of Hawaii, House intercepted his second pass of the season in 2008 and returned it for a 58-yard touchdown. With this return, he broke the school record for interception yardage in a career. He also became the first player record both a fumble recovery for a touchdown, and an interception for a touchdown in the same season for the school since the mid-1990s. At the end of the season, House received first-team all-WAC honors after leading the league in passes defended and interceptions.
House once again started all 12 games in his final season at New Mexico State and recorded two more interceptions and closed out his college career by returning the second interception against Hawaii for a touchdown, making his career total interceptions 11. House also recorded 12 pass break-ups, a forced fumble,and 57 tackles. He was also named an honorable mention to the All-American team, and placed on the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award.
House was projected to be a third to fourth round pick. Scouts considered him to be a "big physical corner." who "Delivers a good press at the line to reroute receivers". They also mentioned his abilities to read a Quarterback's eyes and anticipate routes, also stating that he plays with a "mean streak" and is not afraid to tackle. However, they also stated that he "Lacks elite recovery speed and the hip fluidity to consistently stick with shiftier wide receivers in man coverage" and that his physical play could draw penalties at the next level.
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 1 in||200 lb||4.44 s||1.52 s||2.50 s||4.12 s||6.65 s||33½ in||9 ft 1 in||14 reps||20 |
|All values from NFL Combine|
Green Bay Packers
In Week 8 of the 2012 NFL season vs the Jacksonville Jaguars, House blocked a punt that was recovered by LB Dezman Moses for a touchdown in a 24-15 Packers win. House was awarded NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his contributions. The following week, House recorded a career high 6 tackles and 1 pass defended in a 31-17 win against the Arizona Cardinals.
On March 6, 2017, House was released by the Jaguars.
Green Bay Packers (second stint)
|2011||Green Bay Packers||2||0||1||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||9||5||26||20||6||1.0||0||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||16||5||44||36||8||1.0||0||10||1||11||11.0||11||0||0||0|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||13||4||27||27||0||0.0||0||10||1||0||0||0||0||1||0|
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- "House Bio-New Mexico State". Retrieved October 29, 2011.
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- Associated Press (20 October 2007). "Idaho Vandals vs New Mexico State Aggies". ESPN. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
- "New Mexico State Aggies vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.". ESPN. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
- "Davon House Draft Profile". Pro Football Weekly. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
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- "Davon House #4". Archived from the original on April 6, 2012. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
- Demovsky Rob (30 April 2011). "Green Bay Packers see Davon House as potential nickel corner". Green Bay Press Gazette. p. 2. Archived from the original on June 1, 2012. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
- "Green Bay Packers Draft NMSU CB House, Make Trade in 4th Round". WTAQ. April 30, 2011. Retrieved April 30, 2011.
- Oehser, John. "Davon House: A real opportunity". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
- Oehser, John (March 6, 2017). "Reshaping continues: Davon House released". Jaguars.com.
- Wesseling, Chris (March 14, 2017). "Davon House returning to Packers on one-year deal". NFL.com.